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Rosemary Lemon Dressing

Rosemary is probably my favorite herb. It’s useful in reducing the severity of asthma attacks because of its anti-inflammatory compounds. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, “rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion.” It can also help with improving concentration because rosemary helps increase blood flow…

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Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Meal prepping is something that I try to do pretty much weekly. It’s super helpful for my busy schedule and makes eating healthy way more attainable. I usually make a bunch of quinoa or some other grain and eat it in salads, macro bowls, or in this case, as breakfast cereal. Quinoa is filled with…

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Black Bean Tacos with Goji Berry Salsa

Black beans are such an easy thing to have on hand so I use them in multiple recipes. They can be made into black bean veggie burgers, hummus, or these delicious tacos. Goji berry powder is a totally different ball game. It has a fruity taste and it’s packed with so many benefits. Goji berries…

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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

My mouth is watering as I write this post. I wish I still had some of this vinaigrette in the fridge right now but I ate it on nearly every salad or quinoa bowl I had last week. You can keep your cilantro in a jar with water and it will last longer than in…

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Chocolate Pudding

This chocolate pudding is seriously better than a Snack Pack. I used to eat a Snack Pack nearly every day as a kid. We’d top them with some Oreos and add in some gummy worms and it was the best dirt and worms ever. This variation is actually good for you. The chocolate taste comes from cacao…

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Spaghetti Squash with Beet Sauce

Anything with beets just amazes me. The color is so vibrant and luxurious. You’ve heard me say similar things before if you’ve read my beet hummus blog. Plus, you cannot beat the flavor of beets! Seriously. Mix them with spaghetti squash and you’ll be sure to enjoy a fantastic meal. I used the leftover sauce on…

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Spicy Chocolate Bark

The spicy chocolate bark was another addition to our Savor the Moment chocolate and wine meditation. This was my favorite. The spice gave it just the right kick. I also made coffee, almond and coconut chocolate bark, Almond Joy energy balls and chocolate, oat, flaxseed energy balls. Let me know in the comment section which chocolate…

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Coffee, Almond and Coconut Chocolate Bark

My friend Angie Starz and I did this Savor the Moment event. It was a meditation experience in which we paired wines and chocolates together and had each participant really experience the various components. This coffee bark was an interesting creation I made because it was the one dish I almost didn’t try. Coffee makes…

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Superfood Banana Split

I love this place called Infiniteus Rocks and Juice in Wicker Park in Chicago. They have the best juice and a sweet rock shop in the back. They also make pretty wicked snacks. They make this banana split dish with superfoods. After having it, I went home in an attempt to make my own. I’ve…

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Collagen Peptides: What are the benefits?

I looked down at my nails and they were definitely longer than ever. Stronger too. My hair is silky smooth and longer than it’s ever been. I’d like to thank collagen for this. You might have heard of the brand Vital Proteins. They make a bunch of products but their collagen peptides are probably their top rated…